Clanton football comes together

Published 6:15 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Those interested in the present and future of Chilton County High football will be able to judge both in one day.

Clanton’s youth, middle school and high school programs will participate in the second Tiger Day beginning at noon on Aug. 15.

“This is a tremendous event for youth in our community,” CCHS Brian Carter said. “I thought it went great last year.

“To be able to run out on the high school field, that’s a big deal for [the youth players]. We got a lot out of it, too.”

The youth league Mites will begin the day when the Clanton Tiger Blue and Tiger Orange teams play two 20-minute halves with a running clock. The Blue and Orange Midgets will follow with two 25-minute halves beginning at 1 p.m., then the Minors and Majors will play two 30-minute halves at 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m., respectively.

The Clanton Middle School and Chilton County High junior varsity and varsity squads will scrimmage beginning at 4:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.

There will be no kickoffs for the youth teams and no time stoppages except for injury. Score will not be kept; only the time.

A $5 armband will give fans the right to enter and exit the stadium all day at their discretion. All fans will sit on the home side of the stadium.

“We want these youth leagues and the middle school team to be as good as possible because we know that the better these players are at this age, the better they will be when they get to high school,” Carter said.